GCN workshop day (9 June 2017) – wrap up

Thanks to all the participants who attended the GCN workshop day on 9 June 2017. A special thanks to the three trainers: Leyla (Giray) Alyanak for her workshop on “The Truth About Successful Blogging”; John Zimmer for his workshop about how to “Ignite your Public Speaking, and John Scotland for his workshop on “Digital Storytelling – Video for Social Media”.

Many thanks also to the photographer Geraldo Pestalozzi for the great images of the event below.

We look forward to seeing you at our summer apero. Stay tuned for the official invitation.

  • image by: Geraldo Pestalozzi
    GCN workshop day, 9 June 2017 - "The Truth About Successful Blogging" with Leyla (Giray) Alyanak

 

By | June 13th, 2017|GCN workshops, Guest posts|0 Comments

Workshop day: Blogging, public speaking and video – 9 June 2017

The Geneva Communicators Network is pleased to announce its next workshop day to be held on Friday, 9 June 2017 at Webster University Geneva.

Three one-day workshops will be run simultaneously including a networking lunch and coffee breaks where all participants can meet and discuss. The groups will be small – maximum 10-12 participants – to allow instructors to address specific needs.

Geneva Communicators Network workshop day - 27 January 2017

Some testimonies from our past workshops:

“I found the workshop useful, and quite fun as well. It was definitely worthwhile”     

“This workshop gave me the opportunity to make a stop from my routine to evaluate my daily work activities and reflect on many things that I could somehow improve at work”

“The workshop provided me with a lot of tips and principles that I can easily use every day in my job and that will make my life easier! Thanks a lot”

Workshop day: Friday, 9 June 2017 Geneva – featuring all three workshops 

Please note: you can only attend one workshop in the day!

Date: Friday, 9 June 2017
Time: 09h30 – 16h30
Location: Webster University Geneva, Route de Collex 15, 1293 Bellevue-Geneva, Switzerland.
Cost: 480 CHF for GCN members, 600 CHF for non-members
(includes a buffet lunch and tea/coffee)

Register for the workshops>>

Workshop 1: The truth about successful blogging

Blogging, like social media, is an online platform that can catapult your communications and advocacy efforts to the next level by connecting you with your audience like no other writing can. Yet blogging is both an art and a science – and different from other styles of writing, with its own special set of skills and rules. This workshop will unveil and equip you with these skills, whether you blog for the UN, the private sector, an NGO or yourself.
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Workshop 2: Ignite your public speaking

John Zimmer - public speaking workshop - Geneva Communicators NetworkLee Iacocca said, “You can have brilliant ideas, but if you can’t get them across, your ideas won’t get you anywhere.” Public speaking is a critical skill. Recent studies by Microsoft, Fast Company, LinkedIn and others show that the ability to communicate effectively is one of the most sought-after skills by employers who seek new talent. And yet, most corporate presentations are mediocre at best. In this course, you learn how to prepare, construct and deliver a presentation that people will remember. A presentation that makes an impact.

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Workshop 3: Digital Storytelling: Video for Social Media

John Scotland - digital storytelling video for social media workshop GCNCommunicating through images is increasingly important in a globalised environment. Communicators are confronted with increasing pressure to produce, process and disseminate content. Without the necessary experience this process can be lengthy and difficult. This workshop will help communicators learn how to create a video strategy, which includes planning, gathering content and preparing it for dissemination through and most appropriate social media channels.

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We look forward to seeing you there.

By | April 24th, 2017|GCN workshops|0 Comments

Workshop day: LEGO, voice training and video: 27 January 2017

The Geneva Communicators Network is pleased to announce its first workshop day of 2017 to be held on Friday  27 January 2017 at Webster University Geneva.

Three one-day workshops will be run simultaneously including a networking lunch and coffee breaks where all participants can meet and discuss. The groups will be small – maximum 10-12 participants – to allow instructors to address specific needs.

Geneva Communicators Network workshop on 7 October 2016

Some testimonies from our past workshops:

“I found the workshop useful, and quite fun as well. It was definitely worthwhile”     

“This workshop gave me the opportunity to make a stop from my routine to evaluate my daily work activities and reflect on many things that I could somehow improve at work”

“The workshop provided me with a lot of tips and principles that I can easily use every day in my job and that will make my life easier! Thanks a lot”

Workshop day: Friday 27 January 2017 Geneva – featuring all three workshops (Please note: you can only attend one workshop in the day!):

Date: Friday 27 January 2017
Time: 09h30 – 16h30
Location: Webster University Geneva, Route de Collex 15, 1293 Bellevue-Geneva, Switzerland.
Cost: 480 CHF for GCN members, 600 CHF for non-members
(includes a buffet lunch and tea/coffee)
Register for the workshops>>


Workshop 1: LEGO® SERIOUS PLAY®: Effective communication through creativity

ariane wunderli lego serious playCommunication is about words, web and videos, but not only! It is also about engagement, and that requires clarity and creativity. Engagement means constructively sharing ideas and concepts and leveraging on the collective intelligence. Engagement can be achieved through thinking and imagining in 3 dimensions. the LEGO® SERIOUS PLAY® methodology extends the reflection process and stimulates effective dialogue. The LEGO® modelling process inspires discussion and knowledge sharing. It fosters creative thinking to help uncover unique solutions and create the radical and the new.

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Workshop 2: Using your voice for greater influence in meetings, presentations, and everyday interactions

m_wilhelmssonThe human voice is a fascinating tool, providing the bridge between our inner thoughts and the outer world. Yet, we tend not to pay much attention to our own voice, or to see it as a given that we can’t change. If you want to enhance your influence as a speaker, it’s time to start consider your voice as a true communications tool. Beyond the basics of transmitting the intended words in a way that others can hear them, there is wealth of techniques you can use to sound more engaging, assertive, and powerful.

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Workshop 3: Video for communicators: creation, editing, dissemination on social media

tweberCommunicating through images is increasingly important in a globalised environment. Communicators are confronted with increasing pressure to produce, process and disseminate content. Without the necessary experience this process can be lengthy and difficult. This workshop will help communicators learn how to create a video strategy, which includes planning, gathering content and preparing it for dissemination through and most appropriate social media channels.

More information>>
Register for the workshop>>

We look forward to seeing you there.

By | December 20th, 2016|GCN workshops|0 Comments

Workshop day: Storytelling, Video for Social Media: 7 October 2016

The Geneva Communicators Network is pleased to announce its next workshop day of 2016 to be held on Friday  7 October 2016 at Webster University Geneva.

Three one-day workshops will be run simultaneously including a networking lunch and coffee breaks where all participants can meet and discuss. The groups will be small – maximum 10-12 participants – to allow instructors to address specific needs.

Some testimonies from our past workshops:

PCG_GCN Workshop_0025I found the workshop useful, and quite fun as well. It was definitely worthwhile”     

“This workshop gave me the opportunity to make a stop from my routine to evaluate my daily work activities and reflect on many things that I could somehow improve at work”

 “The workshop provided me with a lot of tips and principles that I can easily use every day in my job and that will make my life easier! Thanks a lot”

Workshop day: Friday 7 October 2016 in Geneva – featuring all three workshops
(Please note: you can only attend one workshop in the day!):

IMG_4980Date: Friday 7 October 2016
Time: 09h30 – 16h30
Location: Webster University Geneva, Route de Collex 15, 1293 Bellevue-Geneva, Switzerland.
Cost: 480 CHF for GCN members, 600 CHF for non-members
(includes a buffet lunch and tea/coffee)
Register now >>

Workshop 1: Persuasive storytelling
There’s never before been so much competition for your audience’s attention– so how do you make sure your message gets through? It’s not enough to just get noticed, you have be heard and understood in order to make an impact. Persuasive storytelling is the art of using a compelling narrative  to convince your audience of your point of view. Whether you want them to engage with your organisation, support your cause, take action or simply change their mind, creating a story they care about is a powerful tool to persuade them. This workshop will show you how to do it.
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Workshop 2: Video for social media
We all know how important good video is as part of the marketing mix, but producing your own video content can seem daunting. This workshop is designed to give you the knowledge and skills you need to start producing compelling video content that really engages your audience. This practical and fun hands-on course, based around the iPhone, will give you the confidence to plan, shoot and edit your own videos in less than a day.
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We look forward to seeing you there.

By | September 14th, 2016|GCN workshops|0 Comments

Upcoming GCN workshops – save the date!

Geneva Communicators Network Workshop Location - Webster University Geneva Campus

Save the date for the upcoming GCN workshop in autumn 2016:

October workshop

Сontent TBC
Date: October 7th, 2016
Time: 09:30 – 16:30

More information about the programme will follow closer to the date of the events.

By | July 20th, 2016|GCN workshops|0 Comments

Next GCN Workshop Day – Friday 29 April 2016

The Geneva Communicators Network is pleased to announce its next workshop day of 2016 to be held on Friday 29 April at Webster University Geneva.

Three one-day workshops will be run simultaneously including a networking lunch and coffee breaks where all participants can meet and discuss. The groups will be small – maximum 12-15 participants – to allow instructors to address specific needs.

Some testimonies from our past workshops:

PCG_GCN Workshop_0025I found the workshop useful, and quite fun as well. It was definitely worthwhile”     

“This workshop gave me the opportunity to make a stop from my routine to evaluate my daily work activities and reflect on many things that I could somehow improve at work”

 “The workshop provided me with a lot of tips and principles that I can easily use every day in my job and that will make my life easier! Thanks a lot”

Workshop day: Friday 29 April in Geneva – featuring all three workshops
(Please note: you can only attend one workshop in the day!):

IMG_4980Date: Friday 29 April 2016
Time: 09h30 – 16h30
Location: Webster University Geneva, Route de Collex 15, 1293 Bellevue-Geneva, Switzerland.
Cost: 480 CHF for GCN members, 600 CHF for non-members
(includes a buffet lunch and tea/coffee)
Register now >>

 

 

Workshop 1: Media relations
This is a practical and interactive course for communications and other professionals who want to hone their media relations, media writing and talking to the media skills. Given by a former BBC foreign correspondent, the course will give you a better understanding of how journalists think, how to generate media interest for your stories and how to give a great media interview.
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Workshop 2:  Advanced social media
In the current, multi-channel communications environment, strategically managing social media is a must for every organization or corporation. And that goes far beyond tactical postings and interaction with individuals or groups, even if they belong to your defined target audiences. Indeed, social media must be embedded in the organizational strategy at multiple levels, ranging from communications and marketing to HR and operations. With this multi-purpose approach to social media, different aspects regarding engagement strategies, channel selection, tone of voice, management tools, evaluation and measurement have to be taken into consideration.
More information>> 

Register now >>

Workshop 3: Writing for the web
Writing for the web is different. People who visit and use your website or Intranet have different needs and expectations to those who read your messages through other channels. In this workshop you will discover how to write great content that meets these needs and keeps your visitors coming back.
More information >>

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We look forward to seeing you there.

 

By | March 23rd, 2016|GCN workshops|0 Comments

GCN Workshop day wrap up

Thank you to all the participants who joined our workshop day on Friday 29th of January 2016 at Webster University Geneva. It was a successful day both for the trainers and the GCN members who attended.  We would also like to thank the trainers as well as Webster University Geneva for hosting the event.

Our next event will be a lunchtime seminar. Look out for an announcement soon.

 

By | February 2nd, 2016|GCN workshops|0 Comments

Next GCN workshop day –  Friday 29 January 2016

We are happy to announce our next workshop day!

Workshop day :  Friday 29 January 2016 at Webster University Geneva – featuring three workshops (Note: you can only attend one workshop in the day!):

Cost: 480 CHF for GCN members, 600 CHF for non-members
(includes a buffet lunch and tea/coffee)

Location:  Webster University Geneva, Route de Collex 15, 1293 Bellevue, Switzerland. Public transport; train from Cornavin main railway station to Genthod/Bellevue train station (5 minute walk); Bus V from Cornavin;  By car – free parking available at venue.
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Workshop 1: Communicating through images
With current technology producing and disseminating an image seems very simple. But how do we choose the right subjects? How do we frame the image? And which are the best channels for disseminating the image to generate effective results? Through both theory and practical exercises, this workshop will offer elements of image/photo composition, framing and post-production, together with technical hints for communications professionals.
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Workshop 2:  Advanced social media
In the current, multi-channel communications environment, strategically managing social media is a must for every organization or corporation. And that goes far beyond tactical postings and interaction with individuals or groups, even if they belong to your defined target audiences. Indeed, social media must be embedded in the organizational strategy at multiple levels, ranging from communications and marketing to HR and operations. With this multi-purpose approach to social media, different aspects regarding engagement strategies, channel selection, tone of voice, management tools, evaluation and measurement have to be taken into consideration.
More information >>
Register now>>

Workshop 3: Writing for the web

Writing for the web is different. People who visit and use your website or Intranet have different needs and expectations to those who read your messages through other channels. In this workshop you will discover how to write great content that meets these needs and keeps your visitors coming back.
More information >>
Register now>>

By | January 4th, 2016|GCN workshops|0 Comments

Workshop day – some places still available

Our workshop on Engaging with your audiences has sold out – but there are still places in the following workshops:

Workshop 2:  Advanced social media

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Workshop 3: Writing for the web
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By | March 2nd, 2015|GCN workshops|0 Comments

GCN Workshop Day – Friday 6 March 2015 (4 workshops)

We are pleased to announce our first workshop day of 2015.  Four one-day workshops will be run simultaneously including a networking lunch and coffee breaks where all participants can meet and discuss. The groups will be small – maximum 10-12 participants – to allow instructors to address specific needs.

Workshop day – Friday 6 March 2015 in Geneva – featuring all four workshops
(Note: you can only attend one workshop in the day!):

Cost: 480 CHF for GCN members, 600 CHF for non-members
(includes a buffet lunch and tea/coffee)
Date: Friday 6 March 2015
Time: 09h30 – 16h30
Location: Centre International de Conferences Geneve (CICG),17 rue de Varembé, 1211 Geneva

Workshop 1: Engaging with your audiences (Daniel Lutz)
Communicating is no longer about simply sending out a press release or publishing a notice on your website. No matter how important your message is, or even how big your budget is, it’s no longer about how well you broadcast what you have to say – it’s about creating engagement. And that’s a whole different animal altogether. Whether you are corporate or humanitarian, government or private individual, in this dynamic and rapidly changing world, the only thing that really counts is how well you can get people to engage. This workshop will show you how.
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Workshop 2:  Advanced social media (Lukasz M. Bochenek)
In the current, multi-channel communications environment, strategically managing social media is a must for every organization or corporation. And that goes far beyond tactical postings and interaction with individuals or groups, even if they belong to your defined target audiences. Indeed, social media must be embedded in the organizational strategy at multiple levels, ranging from communications and marketing to HR and operations. With this multi-purpose approach to social media, different aspects regarding engagement strategies, channel selection, tone of voice, management tools, evaluation and measurement have to be taken into consideration.
 More information>>
 
Workshop 3: Writing for the web (Melitta Campbell)
Writing for the web is different. People who visit and use your website or Intranet have different needs and expectations to those who read your messages through other channels. In this workshop you will discover how to write great content that meets these needs and keeps your visitors coming back.
More information >>

Workshop 4: Protecting your digital identity (Stephane Koch)
What is the meaning behind a digital Identity? Is it just a concept to define a virtual world, or much more than that? Digital Identity is a part of our real identity, which can impact – positively or negatively – on our personal or professional life. Today, we are all our own brand (personal branding). Everything we do on the Web and on Social Media, and the way we succeed to manage digitalized information, are part of what we are and how people can see us… If not well managed, all of this can have an impact on every aspect of our lives.
More information >>

100% of participants from our last workshops said they would attend again, according to our post-workshop survey:
“I found the workshop useful, and quite fun as well. It was definitely worthwhile”     
“This workshop gave me the opportunity to make a stop from my routine to evaluate my daily work activities and reflect on many things that I could somehow improve at work”
 “The workshop provided me with a lot of tips and principles that I can easily use every day in my job and that will make my life easier! Thanks a lot”

We would like to thank the International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC) for facilitating the venue location for us.

By | January 29th, 2015|GCN workshops|0 Comments